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There are 9 ways to get from London to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

€174 - €441

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Bus and ferry  •  13h 39m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main

€27 - €40

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Bus, night train  •  14h 13m

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi RegioJet
  2. Take the night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Sued Nj

€46 - €65

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 16m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Frankfurt am Main

€230 - €270

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 47m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Frankfurt am Main

€149 - €265

Fly from London City  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

€65 - €341

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Frankfurt (FRA) LHR - FRA

€58 - €262

Fly from London Stansted  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Frankfurt (FRA) STN - FRA

€57 - €246

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Frankfurt (FRA) BHX - FRA

€84 - €513

United Kingdom → Germany
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International entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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No, entry into Germany from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt am Main is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt am Main is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt am Main is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is to bus and ferry which costs £23 - £35 and takes 13h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs £55 - £300 and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Frankfurt am Main. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between London and Frankfurt am Main is 638 km.

The best way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs £150 - £380.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from London to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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London to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs £150 - £380. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £55 - £300 and takes 4h 3m.

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Map of how to get from London to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 637.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between London, England and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Frankfurt am Main via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 9m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from London to Frankfurt am Main twice a week. Tickets cost €27 - €40 and the journey takes 13h 39m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €2100
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €2400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €420
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €410
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €170
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €330
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Sued
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Nightjet
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€75 - €150
Standard Car - Flexi
€130 - €170

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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London to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Frankfurt am Main station.

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Frankfurt am Main is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 10:26 AM in London and 11:26 AM in Frankfurt am Main.

London to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Lufthansa, KLM and British Airways offer flights from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 422+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs £1 - £5.

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